GAYATRI O, Pundit! Your Gayatri was grazing in the fields of a Lodha Jat. With a staff, the owner broke her leg and she was liinping. (Gond Namdev, p 874) Satarupa, Savitri, Sarasvati, Gayatri and Brahman are said to be the names of Sarasvati, the wife o Brahma. One myth speaks of Gayatri as the second wife of Brahma. At the time of a Yajna Csacrifice) Sarasvati was absent. She was called, but could no reach back in time as she was in her toilet.
Brahma in great rage, married Gayatri, daughter of a sage, in order to perform the rite. When Sarasvati reached, ther was a great row. Gayatri is said to have pacified him by her eloquence and agreed to occupy the subordinate position. According to another myth, Gayatri was cursed by Sarasvati to become a cow. When she was grazing in the field of a Lodha Jat, the owner hit her with a staff and broke her leg. Gayatri is also a mantra, a prayer to the sun, which is said to have three feet.
1. Kohli, Surindar Singh (ed), Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib, 1993